'Poetry is the blossom and the fragrancy of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language.' -Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
This glorious celebration of classic poetry features verse from around the English-speaking world. Carefully selected and divided into themed sections, the poems encompass the wealth of human experience - love, death, youth, old age, nature, travel and humour are all included in works that range from the 1500s onwards. From Coleridge's fantastical Xanadu or the battlefields of John McCrae, to the ominous croaking of Poe's raven, this is a wonderful collection of poems containing the great and the good, the funny and the tragic, and everything in between.
About the Author
John Boyes has written for television, radio and several British, American and Canadian periodicals. His most recent titles are Character Parts, a study of characters in Canadian literature, and a children's book on Canada. He is the editor of six previous literary anthologies. A Montrealer, he lives with his wife and daughter in Vancouver.